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Mrs Joyce

We hope you enjoy exploring the learning that takes place each week in our classroom. 

Should you wish to contact me and cannot get to school please feel free to send me an email to lucy.joyce@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk 
Dates for your diary:

Monday 18th April - school opens
Friday 29th April - school closes
Tuesday 3rd May - school opens
Wednesday 18th May - Art Detective in school
W/C 23rd May - Express Yourself Focus Week
Thursday 26th May - school closes
Friday 27th May - training day school closed for pupils
Monday 6th June - school opens
Friday 17th June - Skipping competiton for Year 4s at Armley Leisure Centre 1:00 - 3:30
Friday 24th June - school closes
25th June 2016

Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine today - Maths homework has been set on Mathletics. Anyone who does not have internet access please be assure children can go to homeowrk club at school on Thursday lunch time. Any problems please see me and I can print of a suitable replacement, Mrs Joyce.
Skipping School Final - Trinty University Horsforth 9:30-12:30 Tuesday 28th June 2016

Message from Skipping Schools
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One of the schools performing have asked if some parents can come along to watch and we have agreed that this is ok. Therefore, if parents wish to come can we please  try to limit this to approx 10 - 15 ish per school. We have nearly 200 children attending, therefore we will not have enough space in the sports hall for 200+ parents too. 
 
** please advise parents that parking is limited at the University as there is building work going on. Also, it is pay and display car park so please notify them of this too - thank you **

With this in mind, if you would like to come and watch the childrne at the regional final then I ask you to email me tomorrow or over the weekend (lucy.joyce@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk) or catch me on Monday. Due to limited space it will be first come first served.
 
 
Great British tea party

To celebrate the Queen's birthday - Y4J tested the durability of kitchen role for her royal highness before settling down with juice and a sweet treat to watch the garden party.

Great British tea party
A snap shot from Express YourselfA snap shot from Express Yourself
June 15th 2016 - This weeks homework has been set using MATHLETICS. ALL children have been asked to completed set actvitives. If they do not have access to a PC, ipad or other device they can go to homework club to compelte their tasks. 
This weeks maths homework is 30 minutes on 'Mathletics' - all children were sent home with their passwords and user names again on Thursday 28th April. All children have logged on using these on Friday 29th April so all accounts are active. Please email if there are any problems. Well done to all those who have been on already. A special well done to Mateen who has given over 2000 correct answers this Bank Holiday Weekend and Izaac whos total stands at 621. 4 House Points to each of you and anyone else who can secure over 600 correct answers between now and tomorrow morning.  
Science blast - flowers and food colouring

Eve wondered if you could change the colour of your flower and if so what colours work best? Well look no further for your answers.

Science blast - flowers and food colouring
Greek pot - art

The children have been busy deigning and making replica Greek pots - they are very effective and have made a beautiful display in the classroom.

Greek pot - art
This week we have begun our learning about Ancient Greece - we began by flying to Greece and starting to learn about the Greeks thier life, homes, jobs, food and clothes. We will be luck enough to have a guest speker on Friday to help us with our initial thoughts and questions. 
Huge congratulations to our new class prefects Lily and Mateen - so proud of you both!
Happy 90th Birthday your majesty!Happy 90th Birthday your majesty!
Making POO!

This week we have been learning more about our fascinating human body and thinking about how the human body makes POO! We did our own scientific experiment to recreate our digestive system.

Making POO!
Teeth, teeth, teeth

Today we have had a fantastic day - the children have turned their science and Literacy work from yesterday into iMovies. I think you'll agree their first drafts of these are pretty amazing.

Jack P
Jeeya
Lucy
Mateen
Niamh
Teigan
Marvellous Monarch Museum

At the end of the day, Y4J visited our Marvelous Monarch Museum which has been set up in The Grove. They all had a great time looking at all the museum artifacts!

Marvellous Monarch Museum
Henry VIII coronation assembly

At the end of the day, Y3 & 4 children explained to the rest of the school about Henry VIII and his 6 wives.

Henry VIII coronation assembly
Henry VIII portraits

The children have begun our On the Throne Focus Week learning all about the most famous Tudor King, Henry VIII. One of the first tasks was to create a portrait given only half of his face.

Henry VIII portraits
Science Super Learning Day

In school this week we have completed our first Science Super Learning Day. We had great fun looking at how the water cycle works along side how we group solids, liquids and gases. Finally we created fair tests to test leading brands of washing up liquid.

Science Super Learning Day
Logger of the week 22nd February 2016

Mr Goodwin, our visiting teacher from Tranmere Park, marked this weeks homework and choose the following piece of homework for Logger of the Week. Lily WW - I loved these instructions as they had been written as a rhyme! James - The presentation was very clever as they had been made on a pretend pancake. Nikoalos and Jack P - Words and pictures were a great combination for these two pieces

Logger of the week 22nd February 2016
'Tuesday' - our latest literacy unit is based around the strange events that happen in the picture book Tuesday by David Wiesner. What makes the frogs suddenly rise up on their lillpads and zoom into the town creating mystery, mayhem and madness! 

Lily R- " I think that the lillipads and frogs zoomed into the sky because of magic!"


 
Science afternoon based on light

Monday 22nd February - we were visited by 5 trainee teachers from Bradford University who planned and delivered a carousel of Science activities. The children had a great time and learnt some fantastic facts about shadows, light and how things are formed.

Science afternoon based on light
Skipping schools 2016

Jodi from Skipping Schools came in to teach our Year 4s some new skipping moves ready for our competition in June. The children all worked really hard even though it was somewhat of a challenge for many!

Skipping schools 2016
The children's amazing writing written from the birds perspective.

The children were tasked with writing the story of SHH! We have a plan written from the birds perspective. I think you'll agree they did a marvelous job.

The children's amazing writing written from the birds perspective.
SHH! We have a plan... Day 4

Today we write our stories inspired by Chris Haughton's SHH! We have a plan in our immersive learning environment. The tweeting music and low lights were an experience for all!

SHH! We have a plan... Day 4
A fantatsic second day for our Write Now Focus Week. The children enjoyed some calculations inspired by birds as well as the chance to create a bird for the school menagerie. This afternoon we looked at the book from the birds perspective creating story boards showing the perspective of the catchers and the bird at the same intervals in the story and have begun to write our openings. A special mention to Finn, Lily WW and Lucy as these were my favourite pieces today. Let's see who impresses me tomorrow!! 
Finished birds

All ready for the menagerie!

Finished birds
Art inspired by SHH! We have a plan

Today's task was to create our very own bird to live in the school menagerie. We took our inspiration from many different sources and have produced some beautiful pieces of art. An individual finished picture of each bird will follow!

Art inspired by SHH! We have a plan
SHH! We have a plan...

Our Write Now Focus Week has begun and it is full steam ahead! This week all our learning is linked to the fantastic story SHH! We have a plan. The story follows four oddly shaped individuals all dressed in blue who tiptoe around to try in vain to catch a bird whilst believing that they have a plan! During the launch assembly, the children were introduced to the four 'catchers' yesterday have done some creative writing and art linked to where they think the bird originated from.

SHH! We have a plan...
SHH! We have a plan...

Launch assembly

SHH! We have a plan...
Thackray Medical Museum

What a fantastic day had by all at Thackray Medical Museum research the lives of real Victorian characters all alive in 1842. From John Oddy the slaughter boy Alice Finch the book keepers daughter.

Thackray Medical Museum
Victorian School Day

What a wonderful morning we have had dressed up in our Victorian finery. The children took part in a mock Victorian classroom, a Victorian PE lesson and worked as historians looking at things from our own school.

Victorian School Day
Achievement Award

Our first achievement award of 2016 - well done and keep up the hard work!

Achievement Award
Maths - 7th January 2016

Finding fractions of amounts can be tricky - luckily these children decided to support their own learning using resources

Maths - 7th January 2016
Victorian time machine

Year 3 and 4 boarded a time machine. Destination 1837 - The Victorian Era! Later they ordered a timeline of events from 1837 to 2016.

Victorian time machine
Urgent information - Please note ALL children should of brought home a letter conforming the trip to Armley Mills cancelled. a new trip to the Thackray Medical Museum (which will also be a costume trip)has been organised by myself so if any parents has any questions or concerns please do not hesistate to contact me. 

On Wednesday 13th January ALL children should come to school dressed in their Victorian costumes for a Victoran day. 
Jan 5th 2016 - URGENT INFORMATION
 
Due to the recent floods our forthcoming trip to Amrley Mills has had to be cancelled due to the mill currently having no electricity or heating making it unsuitable for them to open on health and safety grounds. We are pleased however to announce that we have managed to secure another Victorian costume trip to the Thackray Medical Museum where we will take part in the Victorians alive workshop. (http://www.thackraymedicalmuseum.co.uk/learning-outreach/school-visits/ ) A letter explaining this and all other information (such as dates, travel arrangements and cost) will be sent out ASAP. Thank you for your understanding in this matter but as you can appreciate it really is beyond anyone’s control.
 
To begin our Victorian topic, we are asking all children to come to school dressed in their Victorian costumes on Wednesday 13th Jan 2016. A letter detailing this and some costume ideas (should you need them) will be sent out tomorrow Wednesday 6th Jan 2016. 
Christmas party

Christmas party, fancy clothes and a little bit of singing!

Christmas party
What a super first term we have had as Year 4s! Even though we have had lots of moving and changing with new classrooms the children have been super. Each child will have brought home a book tonight, it is their Christmas gift from me as a way to say well done on a great first term. Happy Holidays everyone - see you in 2016! Mrs Joyce x
TV adverts for reindeer food

Ever wondered how to persuade Santa to buy any - look no further Y4J could sell him anything!

In the news focus week

#findthegoldman

In the news focus week
Date Given: Wednesday 25th November 2015                Due Back: Monday 30th November 2015
L.C. to review our ‘News Flash’ Focus Week
S.C.
- What were your best bits, what did you find most challenging and what would you change and why?
- Present your work using images and colour
- Make it as unique as possible; maybe you could write a news report or create a short movie.
Horrible Histories - The Gunpowder Plot

Linked to our poetry writing and the non-chronological reports we looked at the history of Guy Fawkes and why we as a nation celebrate Bonfire Night.

Team work - PE

4th November 2015. The children worked in their house teams during PE to support and encourage one another whilst practicing basic PE balance skills. Everyone supported their fellow team members and had a lot of fun!

Team work - PE
Learning log 4.11.15                                                                                 Due back Monday 9th November 2015
On Wednesday 11th November, many Hindus will celebrate the festival of Diwali.
LC: To find out about the Hindu festival of Diwali.
SC: You could find out what the festival of Diwali is, where it is celebrated, how it is celebrated, how long it lasts.
Remember to present your learning in an interesting way. You could create a poster, an information page, a poem or a labelled piece of artwork.
 
2nd November 2015. Learning loggers of the week this week goes to: Jack Mc G, James H and Lily WW. Some great artwork and poems. Well done everyone.  
Learning log of the week - 2nd November 2015

Well done James, Jack and Lily. Keep it up.

Learning log of the week - 2nd November 2015
Stimuli for writing poems

The children had their sense assaulted with bonfire treats: sounds and smells of fireworks, ash, hats, scarfs and gloves not to mention parkin and bonfire toffee. The children then tried to think of as many words as they could to help with the first drafts of our bonfire poems!

Stimuli for writing poems
Autumn term 2: Welcome back everyone to what I hope will be an action packed, learning filled and fun half term. Everybody has given 100% today - well done and keep it up! 
PE team work

For our last PE lesson of the half term we worked together on an assault course. the aim of the session was to practice our skills we have learnt and develop team work. The children did a good job.

PE team work
Monday 19th October 2015: All children have brought home this evening their new 'Reading Eggs' log ins which can be used at home and during strcutured times at school such as Guided Reading lessons. They also have with them a copy of the script of our Christmas production to learn for the audience at some point this week. No matter how big or small, if a child would like a speaking part we need to see them at the auditions. 
RE - Jewish creation Story

Monday 19th October - today the children have been learning all about the Jewish creation story and creating either a written or story board retelling of the events for the beginning of the works according to those who follow the Jewish faith. The children listed well and retained the information whilst asking some very in depth questions.

RE - Jewish creation Story
Investigating magnetic force fields.

16th October 2015 - the children had to predict which magnet would have the strongest force field and hold the paperclip the furthest before it fell. Only Mateen thought that smallest magnet might be the strongest. It could hold and try to draw the paper clip towards its magnet field for 3 cm before it dropped! Quite a feat for such a small magnet.

Investigating magnetic force fields.
Shape challenge day 5

Well done to everyone we are getting better and better. A special well done to Finn and Hollie for solving this one first!

Shape challenge day 5
Achievement Award

15th October 2015 - A huge well done to Lily for achieving the award this morning in assembly. she always tries her best in everything she does and does it with a smile on her face. It was extra special today as her younger sister also received one. Well done girls I am proud of you both.

Achievement Award
Shape challenge continues!Shape challenge continues!
Date Given: 14th October 2015                                                 Due Back: Monday 19th October 2015
L.C. to research why places like the Yorkshire Wildlife Park (http://www.yorkshirewildlifepark.com/) have arctic animals living there.
S.C.
- Write the information you have found in your own words
- Present your work using images and colour
- Make it as unique as possible; maybe you could write a book or create a short factual movie.
Arctic tales - story boards

Tuesday 13th October: the children have been working with Mrs K to plan their stories based on the Inuit Tale - a polar bears son. We cannot wait to read and share them all on Friday. Here are Mrs K's favourites. Well done Alesha, Lily R and Jeeya.

Arctic tales - story boards
2D shape challenge 2!

Tuesday 13th October 2015: For our started the children attempted to make another shape using the same 4 pieces of card as yesterday. Today's shape was an arrow. Although no one managed to solve the arrow puzzle the children's problem solving skills are developing. Hopefully tomorrow someone will solve the challenge of shape 3!

2D shape challenge 2!
Literacy - arctic animal description

Today the children had to describe their arctic animal from their homework - a special mention to the work you see by Finn, Alesha, Hannah, Lexi and Mateen. can't wait to hear your stories based on The Polar Bear Son - An Inuit tale.

Literacy - arctic animal description
Science Magnets

Today we began our science topic on magnets. the children were given the chance to identify in the classroom items that were magnetic and those that weren't. The children had a lot of fun and enjoyed trying to get two magnets with the same magnetic pole to meet - even the strongest member of our class was no match for the magnetic field!

Science Magnets
Maths t-shape 2D challenge

Monday 12th October 2015 - This week we have begun our learning on 2d shapes. the children gave excellent answers to show they understood the difference between 2 and 3d however they were well and truly stuck turning 4 different shaped pieces into a T! Look out tomorrow for the same pieces making a different shape!

Maths t-shape 2D challenge
Monday 12th October 2015 - A huge thank you to all the children who brought their homework in. Please remember it is due every Monday morning and homework club runs on a Thursday lunch time if you want to get it done with support from school staff. 

Logger of the week this week goes to Jack P, Lexi and Jeeya. All three learning logs are different and unique in their own way. Very proud of you all - keep up the good work. 

Magic at maths this week - special mention to Jack P who has worked extremely hard in both pieces of home work. Well done also to Finn, Nikolaos and Hannah W who all kept going and succeed in achieving great maths homework.

 
Achievement Award -

After a wonderful week where Oscar has continued to impress me he was awarded his certificate for improved effort. Wonderful - keep it up!

Achievement Award -
Sharing learning with Year 2

Today we were visited by the children in Mrs Clarke's class who shared their learning with us. the children in Y4J were tasked with listening then asking questions about the stories they had heard. Our final task was to offer some helpful hints for next time. We hope to share our learning with them soon.

Sharing learning with Year 2

Date sent 7.10.15                                                                                Due back Monday 12th October 2015

English linked to the North Pole. Next week we will be writing about four animals that live in the North Pole. They are: artic foxes, polar bears, caribou (reindeer) and the narwhal.

LC: To research about one of the animals that live in the North Pole (from the list above).

SC You could use the internet or look in books to help you. Remember to present your learning in an interesting way. You could create a poster, an information page, a short documentary, a poem, a rap or a description.

5th October 2015 - message to all parents: a member of the class has lost his lunch box (a brand new) The all new spider man 2 in blue. Please have a look at home in case your child has brought an extra one home in error. Thank you in advance. 
October 5th 2015 
Thank you to all those who brought back their homework on time. Please remember it is due when you return your learning log each week. Magic maths homework heros this week are: Niamh, Teigan, Nikolaos, Jack, Lexi  and Zac . Well done everyone. 
Learning logs of the week 5th October 2015

A selection of the winning learning logs from this week.

Learning logs of the week 5th October 2015
October 5th 2015
Thank you to everyone for their homework - again some super learning logs. Well done to: James, Teigan, Hannah, Oscar for achieving logger of the week and a special mention to Izzac who has won 2 weeks in a row with superb homework! Keep up the good work.
TV adverts for our alien planets

Fancy travel on holiday to a destination literally out of this world then look no further - these distant planets maybe the trip you are after!

Persuasive paragraphs

today we have been getting ourselves ready for our persuasive 'Write On' for Friday thinking about our favourite toys. I had many to choose from but after much deliberation between my Playmobil and Quints I opted for the later. Together the children wrote a paragraph as our class model and then set about writing their own before performing them. We hope you enjoy watching the videos - why not discuss your favourite childhood toy! Quints - A paragraph by the children of Y4J Tiny and cute, these 5 miniature baby dolls will keep your children entertained for hours. With many different accessories such as their prams, beds or rocking horses your dearly loved offspring will have hours of imaginative play. This realistic item will let you have some peace and quite whilst the children play with the different characters. Do not fear, all 5 come in one packet so it's only one price! How good is that? 5 for the price of 1. If you want to continue with your Quints family, why not think of investing in the quints cousins - a perfect addition to your quint family.

 Date given:30th September 2015                                                           Due Date: 05.10.2015
This week sees the anniversary of many things -both the Rugby World Cup and M&S have dates significant to them. On the 28th September 2015 Marks and Spencers will celebrate the anniversary of the opening of the Penny Bazaar at Leeds Market, whilst the Rugby World Cup saw its first game in 4 years played on Friday 18th September. This week you get to choose what you present from the following two learning challenges.
Learning Challenge: to research the 2015 Rugby World Cup and its history or to research the history of Marks and Spencers
Success Criteria:
You may wish to include:
  • The fixtures which are taking place ,  the songs which are sung to  represent the teams, the history of the event and/or the rules of the game
  • Where Marks and Spencers first started, how many countries have a M&S, why it has become some famous.
  • Remember to present your work in a fun and imaginative way.
28th September 2015 Today 5 talented members of our class took part in the Brownlee Triathlon at the John Charles Centre. The children had a brilliant day and enjoyed meeting the Brownlees. Well done. 
28th September 2015 Super maths homework - well done James Hattersley you impressed me with your amazing maths!!
Roald Dahl Learning Log

28th September 2015 So proud of the effort all children put into their homework over the week - special mention to my 4 learning logs of the week - Finn, Jack P, Jeeya, Izaac W, Hannah and Lily WW. Couldn't choose just one. A very happy and proud Mrs Joyce.

Roald Dahl Learning Log
Thursday 24th September 2015

Very pleased to announce that the class prefects for Y4J are :

Izaac and Scarlett

A big well done to you both!

Also announced in todays assembley our student council representative voted for by the pupils themselves:

Izzac and Lily WW

A special mention to those children who received the same number of votes - Scarlett and Finn 
Learning Log - Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Roald Dahl Day Friday 25th September 2015

L.C. to design, create and describe a new character in the style of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake.
S.C. 

- Draw the character (use exampls of quentin Blake's work from a Roald Dahl or David Walliams book such as Fantatsic Mr Fix, Matilda, Gangster Granny, Mr Stink etc)
- Describe the character e.g. what they look like, sound like, act like and which one of Roald Dahl's stories they may fit into.
- Explain what inspired you to design your character.
- Remember to make your character as unique as possible. 
Setting description

22nd September 2015 Reece's amazing learning from Literacy today. Well done I am proud of you!

Setting description
Alien planet settings

To go with our newly created aliens, the children have created imaginary planets that are the homes of their aliens.

Alien planet settings
Alien descriptive writing

After creating our own aliens the children were tasked with writing their own descriptions about them - I think you'll agree they are great. Keep up the good work.

Alien descriptive writing
September 21st 2015
Our amazing aliens caused us to write some fantastic descriptive sentences - I can't wait for the children to write their stories now!
Aliens

After reading Oliver Jeffers' 'Long way home' and writing our own versions we have been busy making our own aliens.

Aliens
Long way home

Based on Oliver Jeffers' Long way Home the children were asked to write a similar story - here are my 3 favourites. Congratulations to Izaac, Hannah and Scarlett!

Long way home
What a fantastic focus week we have had at school. The children have enjoyed all aspects of the week. Teigans favourite bit was the crash landing because it took us by surprise. Oscar has enjoyed the week espcially the launch assembly where we set off the school satalitte whilst Finns favoruite bit of the week came right at the end when we got to write our own versions of Oliver Jeffers "The way back home". 
Abstract Space

The children have been studying artist Peter Thrope who is famous for his abstract paintings of space, rockets and the solar system. They used the medium of oil pastel and/or pencil crayon to create their work.

Abstract Space
Learning Log: Date given 16th September 2015 

                     Date due back: 21st September 2015
LC: to research a planet (other than earth) in our solar system 
S.C. Write the information you have found in your own words
       Present your work using images and colour
       Make it as unique as possible maybe you could write a fact book or create a short film!
BREAKING NEWS - Mystery crash in the Key Stage 2 playground.

As we were finishing our handwriting this morning we were interupted by what can only be described as a Nuc Alarm ringing before Mr Bogle came in to announce that we needed to come outside. To our surprise something had literally fallen from the ground into our quite area!!! Some thought it was a UFO, others thought a meteor had crashed into a spacecraft whilst Lily WW and Lily R thought it was from Mr Bogle who is a real life alien from his home planet of Bogleogleogleogle Land turning us into aliens! Tune in later to see our news reports!
The crash landing!!!The crash landing!!!
Portraits of Neil Armstrong

The children were set the task of redrawing the other half of Neil Armstrong's face.

Portraits of Neil Armstrong
Science blast - Gravity

Ever wondered what gravity is? How it affects our daily life or if there is gravity on the moon? Our discussion and resident expert Jack P helped us with our learning today. Izaac, " The pull of gravity is the same even if the objects weigh different e.g. a table should fall at the same speed as a lighter object due to the force of gravity being the same!" Jack, "I think that because you can jump on the moon there must be gravity just not as much as earth. There is gravity that pulls you down and 0% gravity that makes you float."

Science blast - Gravity
Space from Earth - The final frontier

One of our first activities this week was to imagine what Space looks like from Earth. To music we drew what we imagine it will look like. I think that you'll agree the art work looks fantastic displayed by its artist in Primrose Hill's very own satellite!

Space from Earth - The final frontier
The view to space from earthThe view to space from earth
Monday 14th September 2015 Today we started out first focus week with a wonderful launch assembly where we set off our school satallite ready to help us answer some questions about Earth, Space and our solar system! We loved it - the Y4J space cadets were ready for fun fuelled learning to outer space!

Writing linked to our extraordinary journeys. Well done everyone!

Extraordinary fish

Fish inspired by the journey of our ordinary boy from - 'Once upon an ordinary school day.'

Extraordinary fish
What a fantatsic first three days back at school. The children have settled back into school life and are continuing to impress. Our house point winner for this week was Miss Scarlett who earned a phenomenal amount of house points - it pays to do the right thing at the right first time! Well done let's see if you can make it two weeks in a row or if someone else will challenge you for the top house point spot! 
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